Imaginary Conversation with Jack Kerouac

By Gerald Nicosia

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Book details

Paperback, 24 pages
December 1st 1989 by Zeitgeist Press
Original Title
Imaginary Conversation With Jack Kerouac
ISBN
0929730070 (ISBN13: 9780929730073)
Edition Language
English

Community Reviews

Mat

Another great chapbook by one of the very best of the beat poets, Jack Micheline.

While this book is not quite as powerful overall as some of his other books, it does feature a few 'knock-out' lines which are extremely quotable and memorable.
Here are a few...

"I seek the genuine leaf blowing in the wind
The real person tapping a song whose melody
flows through rivers and time"
(from Walking in Kerouac's Shadow)

"Money buys everybody, that is why the world is so fucked up"
(from Walking in Kerouac's Shadow)

"you had no more to give
and you gave everything you had
and that was all
everything and nothing
and you gave it all"
(from The Last Bench

Highly recommended and a quick read - I read this in one setting, as I was heading into work by train.

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